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there. this is a two-level ferry. and when that boat hit, everybody went tumbling down. now, the ntsb is sending a team to investigate. we hope to get more details. ashleigh? >> and obviously, this is probably way too early, but is there talk down at that location about this being a mechanical error or human error at this point? >> reporter: of course, those are all the questions everybody's asking. you know, these passengers did tell us, though, the captain came out right away and tried to help. certainly the captain will be interviewed. we'll find out what he has to say. >> and then what about just the response? i was watching earlier. i have to admit, i was horrified when i saw helicopter pictures putting blankets over people because it appeared at one point as though there were fatalities, but these were people who were just being blanketed for warmth. we've got to be very cautious to let you know those pictures show people who are injured and not killed. >> reporter: right. right. so far we have heard no one was killed in this accident. we are not hearing that as of yet. it is a
electri leaking el, the ntsb brought the ballotries to their lab to disassemble them. some have been speculating excess voltage could have started the fire but the ntsb told us today, but examination of the flight recorder from the jalb 787 airplane indicate the batteries did not exceed the designed voltage of 32 volts. these are the charred remains of the battery that started the fire in boston two weeks ago and caused smoke damage to a flight. it's interesting. this 787 dream liner program was actually launched back in 2004 with an order from the airline, but their dream liners and everyone else's dreamliners have been grounded by governments around the globe. experts are saying the only way to get these planes air worthy again is to fix the faulty batteries. >> they can't switch out to other kinds of batteries. that would really add too much weight and they wouldn't be able to produce the amount of power necessary to drive this aircraft. >> reporter: now, boeing refused earlier this week to speculate about what the issue is with the batteries, but they made clear that despite the
anyone else is saying the dream liner investigation continues. the head of the ntsb unsettling description of how serious this matter may be. >>> facebook founder is getting involved in politics. . >>> welcome back. taking you live to new york. dow back from its earlier gain. still up 17.5 points, s&p500 testing the 1500 level and a lot of familiar names in stocks to watch today. johnson and johnson up, part of the dow -- and it's earning estimates. p and g better than expected and starbucks. >>> sales of new single family homes fell. numbers dropped to a yearly rate of 369,000. that's down 7.3% from november but sales still up nearly 9% from december of 2011 and prices continue to rise slowly. >>> in the last week united states mortgage rates went up slightly but remain near their record lows. the average 30 year fixed loan slightly more than 3.4%. that's up about one tenth of a percent. >> we are following big news involving the search engine giant in mountain view. google reports that the united states government's request for information has skyrocketed in recent months. w
the briefing from the ntsb, the expectation is never to see a fire aboard a airplane and keg sans of these events can't be understated -- significance. the lithium eye on battery experienced a thermal runaway and a fire and they're trying to figure out exactly why. the federal aviation administration grounded all the 787 dreamliner after the battery caught fire. another failure forced an emergency landing of a tokyo bound flight. transportation secretary ray lahood said government regulators are working with boeing to identify the battery problems. the problems with the 787 goes back to issues with suppliers and delays that pushed deliveries back years. we're still watching this briefing, trying to figure out if the ntsb can tell us anything more. as it stands now nothing on a timeline when the planes can start flying again or the precise reason why these batteries were catching on fire. back to you. ashley: rich, is there a separate investigation for each incident? we're just hearing about the one involving i guess this is the boston one, is that right? >> right, this is specific
in the dreamliner jets. the ntsb made the request after learning of the incident that's occurred before the battery fire on japan's airlines jet back at boston's logan airport on january 7. al nippon says it replaced batteries on its 787 jets ten times after they failed to charge properly or showed other problems and told boeing about the swaps. and an ana flight was forced to make an emergency landing on january 16. and phil lebeau and aviation expert michael boyd will join us. we'll be gearing up for boeing's quarterly results coming at 7:30 a.m. eastern time. a lot to get to. you see that story on the front page of "the new york times" and other places. the fact that they knew about it, it was a bigger problem makes me more anxious, but i know you think i'm anxious about planes -- >> no, i think at this point things -- people are starting to get concerned about what the issue is. they still haven't been able to identify it. that's a bigger problem. if you can find the problem and a it, you can get toward fixing it. and at this point, they're still looking around. >> hopefully when building a pla
's going to make a lot of people nervous. the ntsb is now investigating the 787 on the tarmac at logan airport yesterday morning, catching fire, after the plane had landed. the crew and the passengers had all deported. the fire was found in a compartment with batteries and electrical components. and again the passengers and crew were not on board during the fire. but this is the fourth incident since november or since december 4th where we've had a problem with the dreamliner. now remember united had its first domestic 787 flight back on november 4th. just a month later united had a flight from houston to newark, it made an emergency landing in new orleans. after experiencing mechanical problems, a loss of power. qatar air on december 9th said it grounded one of its 737 -- or 787s because of a faulty generator. similar problem, loss of power in flight. and then on december 14th, united grounds two of its four dreamliners due to problems with an electrical panel and then finally, yesterday you have the emergency crews responding to a 787 fire at logan airport. now the dreamliner, and th
cockpit windshield, the electrical hitch is seriously to catch the attention of the ntsb, faa and aviation experts. united, which flies the only six 787s operating domestically, says it has no plans to take its dreamliners out of service. boeing says, it has extreme confidence in the 787. and it is 100% safe to fly. today, the faa will say, if it agrees. sources tell abc news that the faa is not going to ground the plane, signaling at least for now that it doesn't feel the plane's problems are safety issues right now. and it is safe to fly. george? >> okay, jim. thanks. >>> we have a medical alert now about america's most popular sleeping pill. and this one is especially for women. the fda now says that the recommended dose for ambien and its generic twin is too high. and they want to cut it in half. abc's lisa stark has the story. >> reporter: there's been case after case of so-called "sleep driving" on ambien and its generic. people taking the medication and somehow ending up on the road. it happened to this new jersey woman. and more recently, to kerry kennedy, the daughter of robert ke
successor, l.a. mayor, ntsb chairman debby hirzman on the list but again, like you said whoever they pick, you really hope they get somebody that can sort of carry the torch. >> ray was a republican, offered high-speed rail money like let's start with rick scott of florida, a state that's designed for high-speed rail. created geographically and they turned down the money. so did idiot john kasic in ohio. they raised that money and gave it to other governors who are willing and see, have the vision to see this is the future. it's sad that the people of those states because of their, you know, dirt-brain governors are not going to get that. >> we used to have that clip. i think you asked him a question. he ripped into republicans and said, you know, when i was in the congress we did things differently. >> meredith, this is unfair, i know, but about a minute left to go. we are talking gun violence. we are talking climate control room. nobody is talking right now about the fiscal cliff or the fiscal crisis but welcome to another -- >> a lovely respite. >> it is.
palmer, thank you. >>> and the ntsb is sending a investigator to japan where a boeing 787 was forced to make an emergency landing this morning. the 137 passengers and crew had to use the emergency chute. there were battery problems and a burning smell in the cockpit. japan's two major airlines have temporarily grounded their 787s, 24 in all. the new airliner has had eight recent problems including a battery fireworks a cracked windshield and fuel leaks. the faa say this latest incident will be include in its comprehensive review that began of 787s last week. >>> lance armstrong was once a high-flying cycling champion and the media could not get enough of him. once again armstrong is the focus of the pop culture world after he admitted to oprah winfrey he used performance-enhancing drugs. oprah confirmed armstrong's confession to us yesterday. >> i thought he had certainly prepared himself for this moment. i would say that he met the moment. >> just past 8:00 yesterday morning oprah winfrey appeared on "cbs this morning" to share details of her highly anticipate
and it was a model from the 1960s. the ntsb is investigating what happened. he says really it was a matter of minutes before that rescue could have turned into a recovery. wolf? >> they are both very, very lucky indeed. mary, thanks for that report. appreciate it very much. they are. >> so lucky. that instructor, what a hero in trying to get out of that plane. >> amazing. >> oh, my god. i have goosebumps thinking about how cold that water is. oh, my goodness. very, very lucky. >>> still ahead, here's a question for you. what do doughnuts and marriage proposals have in common? ponder that one. jeanne moos will have that next. ♪ good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ ♪ all set? all set. [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse, with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. >>> fair warning, friends. look away now if you are afraid of heights. that is nick wallenda keeping up his family tradition of daredevil stunts. he successfully walked ac
's batteries in ten days have left the faa with no choice but to ground the dreamliner, while the ntsb analyzes the charred evidence from last week's 787 fire. lithium batteries are smaller and more powerful, but can overheat. >> when they're used normally, and the energy is released slowly, as it's supposed to, batteries have a very good safety record. but if that same energy is released very rapidly, the battery cells will vent, release their contents, and have the potential both for fire and explosion. >> reporter: boeing needed special faa approval to allow the dreamliner to use lithium batteries for key electrical systems. >> they have narrowed it down to the battery system on this aircraft. we've had two events, and so, therefore, they're going to now be able to look at it a little bit more in detail and figure out what's going on. >> boeing's european archrival, airbus, uses lithium batteries only for emergency lighting in their air-380. but airbus' plane of the future, the air-350, due out by the end of next year, relies on them more heavily. the company says there are no plans to chang
the faa. we're waiting to see the results of the ntsb investigation to make a decision about what it all means. so frankly, we're saying to investors is, look, we can't say with any conviction level that there's a certain entry point where we want to jump in here and buy. what we want is more data. if you own boeing shares here, i think you hang on. i think the long-term outcome of this is that they will sort through the problems. you can see airbus this morning expressing confidence that they think boeing, their competitor will sort through the problems. but right now, you know, you're dealing with emotion and you're dealing with news flow, which is very hard for investors to forecast. >> there but for the grace of god for airbus. they're not going to crash airbus. >> look the safety of all things for airplane manufacturers, the one thing they can all agree within, the one thing they share data on, the one thing they're all committed to is safety. >> if it leaks out of the battery and has a weird smell, it's not a fire. >> yeah, that's really the important thing about what happened yest
the ferry went full speed into the pier. the cause so far unknown. the ntsb is investigating. >>> the washington post with hugo chavez bedstricken and battling cancer. the u.s. is working to make inroads. american diplomats are preparing for a post-chavez venezuela while trying to make progress with the drug-trafficking infrastructure and growing relationship with iran. >>> "usa today," the fda will consider heavier regulation for the popular painkiller vicodin which has for years seen widespread abuse. the d.e.a. recommended it be classified with other heavily used drugs like oxycontin. patients who need vicodin could increase the number of times they have to visit their doctor by limiting the number of pills that can be prescribed at each visit. >>> "the chicago tribune," president obama's acceptance of corporate donations from companies like at&t at the inauguration marks a shift. the paper writes, quote, the relaxed rules reflect how obama has largely dropped his efforts to curb the role of money in politics because he once vowed to make central to his presidency. >>> wit
, the fire there. they say that the battery in this case was not overcharged. now today the ntsb investigators will be in arizona visiting the secure plane facilities. that is the company that makes the charger for the battery, as they continue to figure out what happened in this case. in both cases if you take a look at shares of boeing which are likely to be under pressure today as it's clear that this investigation is extended, becky and joe, the bottom line is this, you're looking for commonality in the two failed batteries. in one case they say it was overcharged. in another case they're saying it wasn't. that's looking more and more like an indication that they don't know exactly what happened here, and as a result, figuring out a solution is going to take a little longer than originally anticipated. >> phil, we were talking earlier about how the stock has started to break down a little bit out of that trading range where it had been earlier. >> right. and the thing you want to watch, becky, the thing you want to watch is when boeing, if boeing says we have to slow down our
smoking. a fire down below that ntsb and boeing investigators have traced to the auxiliary power battery unit. >> it was a moderate fire condition in the modern avionics department that included the batteries and some of the electronic equipment. >> reporter: according to reports, one firefighter was injured battling monday's fire. boeing said of the fire, quote, nothing that we've seen in this case indicates a relationship to any previous 787 power system events, which involved power panel faults elsewhere in the aft electrical equipment bay. clearly, this is not the pr they dreamed about. >> i'll fly on a 787 any time. i have absolute confidence in the airplane. there are going to be teething problems with a new airplane. it's quite common. >> reporter: in light of all of this, united airlines says it will examine its fleet of 787s, looking for any signs of trouble. natalie? >> ron mott in boston. thanks so much, ron. >>> aig is considering whether or not to join a lawsuit against the government over the $182 billion bailout that saved the company back in 2008. aig's decision on whethe
speaking with the pilot and key players on board. the ntsb has announced
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